Top 10-#10 Truth Is Truth No Matter Where You Find It
Pilate asked, “What is truth?”
Augustine said, “Truth is truth, no matter where you find it.” Well I thought he said it, but now I can’t find it.
Nobody has a corner on the truth. We think we do, which is why we are so often willing to die for it.
The problem with thinking we alone have the truth is that it can’t possibly be true. We all have limited perspective and experience. We can’t possibly know everything. This is humility.
As a Christ-follower, I believe truth is found in nature, in the bible, in people and in my conscience. I also think it’s found in paintings, great music, and pithy statements by people of insight. It’s found in pain, experience and wisdom.
God likely speaks to you in many ways. Or maybe you don’t think there is a God or gods or anything bigger than you. Maybe you don’t even believe in truth. But I think you resonate with things that ring true, like justice, well-fed kids, spring flowers, stunning sunsets and freshly fallen snow.
English author Algernon Blackwood (who died in 1951) wrote, “Let each philosophy, each world-view bring forth its truth and beauty to a larger perspective, that people may grow in vision, stature and dedication.”
A guy named John once quoted Jesus as saying, “Know the truth and it will set you free. “ – (John 8:32)
Look for it and you will find it. Yet know you will only see glimpses of it. Truth is truth, no matter where you find it, and it’s often found in unlikely places.